Eight charges -- including two felony counts of coercion for threatening his children -- have been filed in Nevada against Floyd Mayweather Jr. stemming from a domestic violence incident last week with his ex-girlfriend. Mayweather also has been charged with a felony count of robbery and one of grand larceny, in addition to four misdemeanors -- one for battery domestic violence and three for harassment, according to reports in the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Las Vegas Sun. According to a police arrest report made public Monday, Mayweather threatened to kill 30-year-old Josie Harris and her new boyfriend during an argument early Sept. 9 at a home in southwest Las Vegas, and stating, "I'm going to have you both disappear," according to the report.
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson will be eligible to play in Week 5 if he's traded under the terms of a settlement between the NFL and the players union. The NFL and the NFL Players Association settled the case in talks on Thursday, the same day Jackson was to appeal for his suspension to be halved to three games. It provides for Jackson to sit out a total of four weeks -- all of his league-mandated three-game suspension and one additional week with his new team. He was due to sit out six weeks as a result of the Chargers placing him on the exempt roster list.
The Philadelphia Eagles plan to start Michael Vick at quarterback on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. It would be Vick's first NFL start since Dec. 31, 2006 when he was a member of the Atlanta Falcons. Vick replaced quarterback Kevin Kolb in Week 1 when the Eagles' starting quarterback was knocked out of the game with a concussion.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.